David Busolo

Assistant Professor

Nursing, Faculty of

Office 114


1 506 456 2898

Research interests

  • Cancer control – cancer risk, cancer prevention, and palliative care
  • Newcomers – Immigrants and refugees
  • Health promotion
  • Qualitative methodologies


  • NURS 3082: Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • NURS 3065: Community and Population Health Nursing

Research grants

Busolo, D. S., Woodgate, R. L., Wilkin, K., Rickards, T. (2018). Improving cancer screening for immigrant and refugee adults in New Brunswick. The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute New Investigator Award. Amount: $49,831

Busolo, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015). Kenyan youth’s understanding of cancer, cancer risk, and cancer prevention. Manitoba Centre for Nursing and Health Research (MCHNR) College of Nursing Endowment Fund Graduate Student Research Grant. Amount: $5000

Selected publications

Woodgate, Roberta Lynn and Busolo, David Shiyokha (2018). Above chaos, quest, and restitution: narrative experiences of African immigrant youth’s settlement in Canada. BMC Public Health 333 (18), 1-12 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5239-6

Woodgate R. L and Busolo D. S (2017). Healthy Canadian adolescents’ perspectives of cancer using metaphors: A qualitative study. BMJ Open. BMJ Open 7:e013958. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013958

Woodgate Roberta Lynn, Busolo David Shiyokha, Crockett Maryanne, Dean Ruth Anne, Amaladas Miriam R., Plourde Pierre J. (2017). A Qualitative Study on African Immigrant and Refugee Families’ Experiences of Accessing Primary Health Care Services in Canada: It’s not easy. International Journal for Equity in Health. 16: 5. doi: 10.1186/s12939-016-0510-x

Busolo, D. S., & Woodgate, R. L (2015). Using the supportive care framework to understand and improve palliative care among cancer patients in Africa. Palliative and Supportive Care 14(3), 284-301

Woodgate, R. L & Busolo, D. S. (2015). A qualitative study on Canadian youth's perspectives of peers who smoke: an opportunity for health promotion. BMC Public Health. 15:1301. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2683-4

Busolo, D. & Woodgate, R. L. (2015). Palliative care experiences of adult cancer patients from ethnocultural groups: A qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 13(1) 99-111.

Busolo, D. S., & Woodgate, R. L. (2014). Cancer prevention in Africa: a review of the literature. Global Health Promotion 22(2), 31-39. doi:10.1177/1757975914537094

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